Thank You Teachers

The roles and responsibilities of a teacher are immensely valuable and as World Teachers’ Day falls on 5 October, we honour them and draw attention to their voices.

GEMS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TROPICANA METROPARK

JOSH SHERIDAN
Primary Teacher, Head of Year 5

“I think the best (teaching) method is to remember that all students are different. What might be an effective teaching method for one student, might be detrimental to another. Our job is to help students become independent learners. If we are rigid and dogmatic toward one teaching method, then we fail a large percentage of students. We need to help students love to learn. By being adaptable and imaginative in our teaching, we will be effective.”

SUNDAS RAHMAN
Science, IGCSE Chemistry and A Level Chemistry teacher

“As an educator in the 21st century I believe the deployment of technology in education is the future in order for us to continue to support the learning needs of our students. Mrs Willis, our Online Learning Technology Lead has provided the staff with excellent training on how to use Microsoft TEAMS, our online teaching platform. This platform has enabled us to successfully deliver a broad curriculum to our students during the pandemic. At GEMS we use a vast range of effective online learning tools and resources alongside TEAMS to support the delivery of excellence in education.”


ST JOSEPH’S INSTITUTION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MALAYSIA (TROPICANA PJ CAMPUS)

STEPHANIE FEDOROWICZ
Elementary School (across all core subjects)
Assistant Principal – Student Profile (Character, Well-Being, Teaching and Learning)

“My teaching philosophy is anchored in the belief that a career in education is a vocation, as well as a profession. You teach because you are called to teach and care passionately about the well-being and development of young people. It is essential to support and develop students’ character, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as academic capabilities.”

ANDY BAYFIELD
Teaching and Learning Leader, English Teacher

“Times of strife are horrible but they often lead to scientific or societal growth, and Covid-19 and education has proven that. We now know that virtual schools can work but we also know the limitations of remote teaching. I would return to my house metaphor, and whatever strides technology makes, relationships, connection and communication will always be the foundations of effective learning, effective teaching and effective schools.”


TENBY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TROPICANA AMAN

CHRISTINA MONG
Early Years Foundations Stage teacher

“Teaching in Tenby Tropicana Aman allows me to be the best teacher I want to be because of their belief that education goes further than just academic results. The school encourages enhancement of each child’s interest in all developmental domains, and they continuously provide the appropriate infrastructure to further support the fun learning experience I want to give my students.”